South Deep Mine is Looking For A Spares Planning Assistant To Provide Planned Maintenance Support

South Deep Mine is Looking For A Spares Planning Assistant To Provide Planned Maintenance Support

  • Location: South Deep Gold Mine, South Africa
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Closing Date: 19 May 2024

About South Deep

South Deep is transforming from a conventional mine to a safe, world-class, bulk mechanised mining operation by putting people first, entrenching strong technical discipline and driving innovation and technology. Some of the key projects that will further improve the sustainability of our mine include:

  • The responsible management of Tailings Storage Facilities (TSF)
  • The use of innovation and technology – surface and underground
  • The Commissioning the Khanyisa solar plant

South Deep has made significant strides towards delivering sustainable performance, and we will continue to work towards positioning our mine for the future for our people, our communities, our stakeholders and our shareholders.

Key Responsibilities

The Spares Planning Assistant is accountable for proving effective daily Planned Maintenance functional support through the
timely and accurate processing of operational works orders and for the ordering, processing and delivery of spares, components
and materials required for scheduled and ad hoc equipment, plant and infrastructure maintenance work. The incumbent is also
required to actively partner with operational and supply chain teams to ensure the maintenance of pre-defined spares inventory
levels and, for maintaining accurate condition records of exchanged components.

  • Participate in daily meetings to discuss safety standards and procedures, risk assessments, planned task
    observations and daily jobs
  • Partner with the supply chain function to maintain spare inventory levels at pre-determined levels, reducing carrying
    and storage costs
  • Proactively ensure the availability of the right equipment at the right time to avoid machine downtime
  • Conduct and record pre- and post-assessments on old components according to standard operating procedures
  • Collaborate with planned maintenance, engineering foremen and supply chain teams to plan and manage the
    timely, accurate and effective ordering, logistics and delivery of parts, components and materials escalating any
    aspects that could impact service delivery
  • Engage with operational and planned maintenance teams to ensure the timely, accurate and effective planning,
    capturing, and processing of works orders
  • Maintain and control parts issue register to ensure accurate and consistent status reporting on parts, components,
    and materials
  • Ensure unused spares are returned to stores and credited to relevant engineering budgets
  • Assist with the movement of spares and equipment as and when required


  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Accredited Trade Certificate or, a recognised Supply Chain or Planned Maintenance Diploma
  • Minimum of 3 years’ maintenance experience within a trackless environment or, proven track record in Materials
    Management within a mechanised trackless mining environment
  • Proficient in the use of SAP, specifically in the ordering and purchasing system modules
  • Be declared medically fit for the position and environment, as determined by a risk-based medical examination at
    the Gold Fields Occupational Health Centre and pass a Heat Tolerance Screening test, and such other tests as may
    be required to assess the applicant’s suitability for employment

Key Competencies

  • Proven personal safety track record
  • Sound interpersonal relations, collaboration, and communication skills
  • Independent, proactive thinker and ability to schedule and deliver work within tight deadlines
  • Detail orientation with sequential and logical decision-making ability
  • Demonstrated ability to independently and proactively expedite spares availability and supply
  • Proficient in the application of spares and equipment pallet and cassette system allocation
  • Intermediate knowledge of Computerised Maintenance Management Systems
  • Computer literacy with MS Office proficiency

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